Young addicts - How do we help them?We know many young lives are been destroyed by drugs and alcohol. 15 - 25 years is the best age to fall into these addictions. We have heard in the news that some people are indulged in selling drugs in the school compound. They are actually spoiling a generation and the youth of India.
Hanging around with friends and trying these things initially for fun and later on making it a routine and finally becoming addicted to it is the normal practice we see. Immaturity and the urge to try new things lead the youth to addictions. Keep in mind, once you become addicted, the dark path in your life begins.
How can we help them recover? Firstly, the addict or his family should be able to admit the fact. Hiding it is not going to help. Once someone is suspected of being an addict, take him to a good counselor or deaddiction center. Don't bother about the society, it is your life hence treat before it becomes worse and ruin your health and family.
The drug dealers aim at young people as they get a long-term customer. We need to understand this and educate our young ones about the risk it might cause. What we can do is share awareness, educate parents and give support to the struggling addicts around us.
If you have some ideas of how we can help to prevent addicts in our society, please share it.